I had this pretty fabric in my stash and thought it would be perfect for fall. It also paired nicely with these cute booties that I was dying to wear. I bought them on sale last February but lost the courage to wear them when I got them home. I'm pleased to say that I did wear them out on date night with Handsome! It's all about putting on what you like then heading out the door with confidence and not looking back.
I made this dress from NewLook 6936. This pattern is designed for knitted fabrics but I thought I would take my chances with this woven. It was a chance I'm glad I took! I made it one size up from my normal size and trimmed the neckline by half an inch to get my big head through. Luckily, it worked out perfectly.
The elastic waist was pretty simple even considering the silkiness of the fabric. This kind of fabric can also be tricky to hem nicely but with the rolled hem foot, it was a breeze. Change your life kind of stuff, for real. I practiced on some scrap fabric before I started on my dress which was needed because it took a little time to get the hang of it. I learned to just take it slow and have the edge of the fabric lined up with the grove on the left side of the foot. My only other suggestion would be to start and stop the hem in an inconspicuous spot. Just in case.
|This rolled hem foot is my new best friend.|
All in all, this was an easy project but I love it and know I will get lots of wear out of it. Another added bonus...husband loved it too! Thanks Handsome, for making me believe that after 20 years I still got it going on.